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muslim women in niqab on cycle rickshaw (india)

Muslim women wearing black Niqab on a cycle rickshaw, in Varanasi (India).­

There is a large Muslim community in Varanasi.­ Muslim women here wear an Islamic garment called Niqab, that covers the full body except the eyes.­

For more info about Varanasi, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Varanasi.

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Photos of cycle rickshaws and Freight Tricycles (mostly from India and Vietnam).­

I have also included photos of heavily loaded bicycles.­

Cycle rickshaws are human-powered tricycles mostly used as taxi or to transport freight around cities in asia.­

I have seen some loaded with maybe a ton of goods.­ Rickshaw drivers have legs of steel and they work very hard for little pay.­ They deserve much respect.­

This is the most efficient freight transportation as far as carbon footprint and green gas emissions goes.­

For more information about Cycle Rickshaws, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Cycle_­rickshaw

India 2013 1558 photos

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­

Varanasi - Benares 202 photos

Photos taken in the Hindu Holy city of Varanasi - also know as Benares (India).­

For more info about Varanasi, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Varanasi